About Me

Hello Everyone, my name is Mario Antinori and I'm the host of this site, Food Trucks For Sale. I've been a chef for over 30 years, coming from a long line of family members who have been in the restaurant business, in one form or another. Since I moved to LA, I got involved in the business of running food trucks. Which means, of course, I'm naturally in the business of selling food trucks. I pretty much know everything there is to know about food trucks and I'll do my best to share that knowledge with you. Please feel free to ask questions or leave a comment. Enjoy the site!

Used and New Vending Trucks

Are you searching for good vending trucks? There are several places you can find vending trucks for sale. These places include online websites like Craigslist and car lots in your area. It stands to reason that the owners of vending trucks might sell them when they upgrade to a newer model. As a result, along with absolutely new food trucks for sale, you will also find a range of used and refurbished vending trucks that are priced lower than average. If you’re wondering how to choose a vending truck, these few tips should be able to help you out:

Choosing between New & Used Vending trucks:
You are assured of a warranty on the truck and its accessories and very little can go wrong with an absolutely new truck. However, setting up a new business can be expensive. A brand-new vending truck can cost anywhere from $120,000 to about $200,000 depending on the equipment in the truck. If you are on a tight budget, we suggest you invest in a used or refurbished vending truck. You can always add more features to the truck as your business grows.

Customizing the Equipment in Your Vending Truck:
A vending truck is not like a restaurant. You cannot offer the diner everything they ask for. You will have to choose one or two dishes and specialize in them. You will then have to purchase equipment to fit into your refurbished vending truck or you will have to ask the manufacturer to install the required equipment for you. For example, tacos and chili require more preparation time at home. You can prepare the fillings and the chili at home and just reheat, re-fry or heat the dishes just before serving. As a result, a taco vending truck will just require a deep fryer, assembly counters, a microwave, an oven and a fridge to store the prepared food. However, if you plan to specialize in baked breads and cake, you will require multiple ovens in your vending truck to ensure a steady supply of these fresh baked goods. We suggest you first plan your menu and then buy a vending truck. You can always retrofit the truck to suit your requirements.

Big or Small Vending Trucks:
Don’t get carried away with size or color. Most cities have regulations on the type and size of vending trucks that are allowed inside the city. We suggest you first check local regulations and laws for vending trucks inside the city.

Having your own business is very exciting but it is a lot of hard work as well. Make sure that you have the best food and a great menu, a good vending truck and the right licenses and success will definitely follow.

Advice on Concession Trucks for Sale

Starting a new catering truck business is difficult as you have to invest a lot of money. You will have to set up a kitchen at home or in the truck and then train your staff to work in cramped quarters. There are many places where you can find cheap concession trucks for sale but it can be very difficult to make an informed decision. To help you out, we’ve listed a few things you have to do when you are looking at concessions trucks for sale.

Concession trucks for sale: Old vs. New

It stands to reason that you will be able to find used and refurbished concession trucks for sale. We suggest you start by using the internet as your primary source of concession trucks for sale

1-Craigslist is a good place to find concession trucks for sale as individual owners will list their particular concession trucks for sale. Do a general search on the website to find trucks for sale. The only problem here is that Craigslist is a very general site. You may or may not be able to find the right model, price or even size in the list of concession trucks for sale that you are looking for.

2-Websites dealing only with concession trucks for sale are a good place to find new and used models. Usually, these sites will have the owners name, the date of purchase, the model of the concession truck and many other features. You will be able to get in touch with the seller and even visit the seller to check the concession truck that you are interested in. Most of these sites will have a huge inventory of concession trucks for sale and you will be able to get competitive deals. However, we suggest you do not buy the first truck you like. Ensure that the website has an escrow facility by which you are protected in case of problems. The seller should be able to offer you a limited warranty on the concession trucks for sale. If at any time you feel doubtful about the purchase, do not proceed with the sale. A concession truck can easily cost anywhere from $40,000 to about $120,000 and you cannot afford to waste money.

3-Refurbished concession trucks for sale are a better choice than used trucks. These concession trucks are purchased back by the manufacturer, repaired and evaluated by an independent company and then resold with a manufacturer’s warranty. As the company is reselling the concession truck, it ensures that the truck reaches the best standards possible. These refurbished concession trucks for sale models are expensive but they are good value for money.

If you do not want a take a chance with refurbished or used concession trucks, new concession trucks for sale are your best bet. Please note that most brand new trucks can easily cost anywhere from $120,000 to about $250,000. We suggest that you create a business plan and then approach a bank for financing to purchase a brand new truck.